'True Blood's' Dead Weigh in on the Season Finale Bloodbath
The finale of the fourth season of True Blood on Sunday provided plenty of surprises of fans of the vampire series. Four notable characters met an untimely demise – for now. Sookie's (Anna Paquin) BFF Tara (Rutina Wesley), werewolf Debbie Pelt (Brit Morgan), vampire bigwig Nan Flanagan (Jessica Tuck) and aspiring Wiccan Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) were all killed or left for dead.
The finale of the fourth season of True Blood on Sunday provided plenty of surprises of fans of the vampire series. Four notable characters met an untimely demise – for now. SPOILERS if you haven't already seen it or heard.
Sookie's (Anna Paquin) BFF Tara (Rutina Wesley), werewolf Debbie Pelt (Brit Morgan), vampire bigwig Nan Flanagan (Jessica Tuck) and aspiring Wiccan Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) were all killed or left for dead.
Whether you’re a fan of the show, or love the actors who play the roles, it’s sad to see the characters meet their demise. HBO posted short interviews with the four actors who ended the season as little more than a pool of blood.
We pulled some of our favorite quotes from Wesley, Morgan, Tuck and Alejandro sharing their thoughts on death (the make believe kind, that is), which are posted below.
We were particularly upset to see Tara get her head blown off by Debbie, since Tara started out this season living in New Orleans, and in a happy lesbian relationship - which in typical True Blood fashion meant some time between the sheets for Tara and Naomi (Vedette Lim). Luckily, for her lesbian fans, Wesley is the only character to die in the season four finale, and also have her contract renewed for season five.
How Tara will come back – as a vampire, a ghost, a human, or whatever other crazy way Alan Ball can think up – is still anyone’s guess. In a recent interview with TV Line, Wesley did confirm that she is returning to True Blood for at least one more season.
When asked if her contract option for season five had officially been picked up, Wesley replied, “Yes. I know I’m coming back. I just don’t know in what capacity.”
So now that we are calmed knowing that we haven’t seen the absolute last of True Blood’s resident lesbian, here are some thoughts from Wesley on shooting the season’s final scene, and Brit Morgan and Jessica Tuck on their violent, bloody (on-screen) deaths:
Be sure to check out the full interviews from HBO.
Tara (Rutina Wesley):
“Shooting that scene was very hard and emotional. I think everybody on set shed a tear that day; it was really tough to get through. When you see someone that you’ve lived with and breathed with for four years come to some kind of end, its very powerful – and sad. It’s really hard to play dead when you’re about to cry. All three of us went out afterwards – me, Brit [Morgan] and Anna [Paquin]. We had some food and kind of celebrated the end of a killer scene. Brit bites it too, so we were kind of just loving up on each other and supporting each other.”
“I think one of my favorite scenes was in the red bikini in Season 2, doing a cannonball into the pool. I was so happy they let me do that.”
Just to add to that thought - so were were her fans!
Debbie (Brit Morgan):
“The day in the kitchen was extremely emotional and extremely cool at the same time. It was the end of what I consider to be the best experience of my life, and it was also the character’s end. But it was so cool because I got to fire a real gun, and they had my brains on the wall with Debbie’s hair in it. It was so loud and jarring that I had to wear earplugs and so did everyone else on set. Plus every time Anna and I get to fight, it’s just awesome – a punch, a fall. It’s by far the most fun I’ve ever had.”
Nan (Jessica Tuck):
“You know how vampires always have those super-vivid dreams with fabulous sexual fantasies? Well Nan might haunt Bill and Eric in their dreams, and put them through horrible silvered, masochistic, crazy torture scenes. Don’t you think? In her best black leather, just going at them with silver chains, over and over again?”
We're sure her fans would love to see more of leather-clad Nan!